JPD officer charged with battery, intimidation with a deadly weapon

The Jeffersonville police officer allegedly broke into a home and held a knife to a woman’s throat

IN police officer charged with breaking into home of girl dating her ex

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A Jeffersonville Police Department officer is facing charges following an investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Ptl. Rebecca Moses, 27, was booked into the Clark County Jail at 2:50 a.m. Thursday.

Police said Moses banged on the door of a Henryville home and pushed out a window screen to get to the woman who’s now dating her ex--and allegedly attacked her.

Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said the victim was at home with her son Wednesday when the officer allegedly attacked her. Moses was not in uniform and was off duty, Mull said. According to the probable cause affidavit, the officer held the knife to the victim’s neck, saying “I’ll cut you.”

“Miss Moses was the ex-girlfriend of the victim’s current girlfriend,” Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said. “At that point, [Moses] did assault the female victim, did strike her in the face and cut her on the neck with a knife and then fled the scene.”

Officer Ptl. Rebecca Moses
Officer Ptl. Rebecca Moses (Clark County Jail)

The victim was sitting on the couch when she heard a loud banging on the door, police said. The victim said Moses pushed in the kitchen window screen from the outside and came through the kitchen window over the sink, knocking over plants and other items while yelling, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Moses then punched the victim in the side of her face, telling her to “leave my [Moses'] family alone." Then Moses took out a pocket knife and held it along the left side of the victim’s neck, slightly cutting her from the pressure, the affidavit of probable cause said,

The affidavit also states that as Moses held the knife to the victim’s neck, she said, “I will cut you before you can bother any of my family again.”

“Are you really doing this?” the victim said, according to the affidavit.

“Yes I am,” Moses responded, then punched the victim in the face again, according to the affidavit.

Moses then left the scene, police said.

JPD Chief Colonel Kenny Kavanaugh said Moses is facing misdemeanor and felony charges, including battery bodily injury (a felony), intimidation with a deadly weapon (a felony) and criminal mischief (a misdemeanor). The Clark County Sheriff’s Office released the list of the charges Thursday afternoon.

Moses has been placed on administrative leave. Her bond has been set at $7,500 cash. She is set to appear in court on Nov. 13.

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